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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives and Training

Here you will find organizations involved in Reconciliation education through cultural awareness and competency training as well as projects and initiatives that support and maintain those goals.

To find out more about various organizations and initiatives contributing to advocacy and Reconciliation efforts, click below.

Cultural Awareness / Competency Training

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1JustCity – Cultural Awareness & Competency

P: 204.995.2944
E: [email protected]

107 Pulford Street (Program Site) /109 Pulford Street (Head Office)
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3L 1X8

https://www.1justcity.ca/

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Albert McLeod Consulting

We offer a broad range of Indigenous cultural knowledge and resources that be customized to your needs. Send us a message today, and we can start you on a path to success.

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AMIK

P: 204-336-0554
E: [email protected]

110-200 Alpine Way
Swan Lake First Nation (Headingley), Manitoba Canada
R4H 1C8

https://www.amik.ca/services

Professional Indigenous Engagement Services. Canada’s #1 Source for Indigenous Turn–Key Solutions: Indigenous Job Board, Recruitment & Retention, Cultural Sensitivity Training, and Smart Work Ethics.

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Anish Corporation

P: 204-334-9395 / 1-866-640-5441
E: [email protected]

110-200 Alpine Way
Swan Lake First Nation (Headingley), Manitoba Canada
R4H 1C8

https://www.anishcorp.ca/

We deliver culturally appropriate health & wellness related programs and services to primarily Indigenous people regardless of residence, sex, gender, and sexual orientation. Our work includes advancing gender equality for Indigenous womxn in Manitoba.

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Bear Paw Tipi

P: 204-250-5637
E: [email protected]

Box 49122 RPO Garden City
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2V 4G8

http://www.bearpawtipi.ca/

Our business name, BearPawTipi, is to honour Unkan Wanbdi Wakita’s own grandfather, whose name was Wa Sicuna (Bear Paw). We strive to practice integrity, honesty and kindness in all we do to honour Unkan Wa Sicuna and show gratitude to Creator for the work that has been given to us.

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Circles for Reconciliation

The aim of Circles for Reconciliation is to establish trusting, meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples as part of the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The means to achieve this is the creation of small gatherings of an equal number of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in discussion circles.

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D. Carriere & Associates

Carriere and Associates is a First Nations owned and operated company delivering Human Resource consulting services. Diane Carriere has worked in in the area of Human Resources for over 15 years in the corporate sector and Indigenous communities.

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Indigenous Awareness Canada

Indigenous Awareness Canada offers Online Indigenous Awareness Training and facilitates in-person workshops. Our mission is to assist you, and all Canadians, to learn about Canada’s Indigenous People and to help non-indigenous Canadians and Indigenous peoples move toward reconciliation.

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Indigenous Corporate Training


E: [email protected]

2300-2850 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada
V3C 6K5

https://www.ictinc.ca/

The ICT mission is to provide training to get everyone Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples® in their day-to-day jobs and lives. We do this by providing a safe training environment for learners to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitude required to be effective.

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Indigenous Leadership Development Institute

P: 855-940-1700
E: [email protected]

206-1075 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3G 0R8

https://ildii.ca/indigenous-awareness-training-canadian-version/

Actively promoting good governance by identifying needed training, and by providing unique education and capacity building opportunities. We prepare Indigenous people for the challenges of the 21st century.

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Indigenous Works

For over 20 years, we have worked with companies and organizations to strengthen their performance and results in Indigenous employment, workplace engagement and inclusion. Partnerships are key to developing the right relationships and generating better results. Indigenous Works is addressing relationship building and responding to the growing need for stronger partnership development between Indigenous-owned enterprises and corporate Canada. This is timely given calls by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Government of Canada to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples for the betterment of Canadian society and our economy

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Indspire—Climbing the Mountain

P: 855-463-7747
E: [email protected]

Box 5, Sutie 100 50 Generations Drive
Six Nations of the Grand River, Ohsweken, Ontario Canada
N0A 1M0

https://indspire.ca/programs/educators/climbing-the-mountain/

Climbing the Mountain offers workshops that aim to create healthy educational spaces rooted in the principles of reconciliation. For educators, the workshop assists with training on teaching curriculum related to Indigenous history. This workshop will empower educators to engage the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action and practice reconciliation in their educational communities.

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Jackie Hogue And Associates

Cultural Competency & Dismantling Racism: We use an anti-oppression framework to help support organizations in dismantling racism and building cultural competency in an effort to have strong, authentic relationships.

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Jessica Dumas Coaching and Consulting

Jessica is the President of Jessica Dumas Coaching and Training. She is a known facilitator and Indigenous Advisor who uses her passion and knowledge to help businesses create more diverse and inclusive teams. Her solution-based training focuses on understanding the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, specifically number 92, and strategies for Indigenous engagement and employment.

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Laborero Consulting

P: 204-799-1549
E: [email protected]

145 – 300 Alpine Way
Swan Lake First Nation, Headingley, Manitoba Canada
R4H 0B7

https://www.laboreroconsulting.com/

Laborero Consulting is a professional management consulting company established to provide the highest quality in consulting and advisory services. An Indigenous led and driven organization that is customer focused and results driven.

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Lee Mae Spence


E: Online Contact Form

https://www.leemaespence.com/

“I help individuals and organizations remember who they are and the power they hold to create impactful change for future generations. I am committed to integrating Indigenous knowledge and practices into projects, programs, and policy change alongside Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations through program development, facilitation, project management, writing, and breathwork.”

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Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre

P: 204-942-0228
E: [email protected]

119 Sutherland Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2W 3C9

https://www.micec.com/

MICEC is a provincial, not-for-profit, charitable and educational organization that works to promote awareness and understanding of Indigenous culture for all Manitobans.

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Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Safety Training (MICST)

MICST is addressing a need in the province to offer more accessible and flexible cultural education options for services providers. MICST aims to improve our ability to develop and deliver culturally safe care.

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Michael Redhead Champagne

Michael Redhead Champagne inspires every time he speaks to an audience or brings his pen to the page. An Ininew public speaker, writer, community advocate and on-screen personality, his storytelling connects communities across North America and around the world. Michael’s commitment to action and solutions comes from his experiences growing up in Winnipeg’s North End, his identity as a member of Shamattawa First Nation and his connection to the child welfare system. He aims to walk his talk, revolutionize harmful systems and ensure those with lived experience design, deliver and evaluate any initiative that affects them.

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Okimaw

P: 800-469-6895
E: [email protected]

Head Office 200-100 Park Royal / Corporate Office 18th Floor – 201 Portage Ave
West Vancouver / Winnipeg, British Columbia / Manitoba Canada
V7T 1A2 / R3B 3K6

https://okimaw.co/

Providing First Nations & related organizations with effective community and HR solutions.

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Project of Heart POH


E: [email protected]

2 Craftsman Private
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
K1Y 4W9

https://projectofheart.ca/

Project of Heart is an inquiry based, hands-on, collaborative, inter-generational, artistic journey of seeking truth about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada.

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Reconciliation Education

2010 – 11th Avenue 7th Floor
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
S4P 0J3

https://www.reconciliationeducation.ca/

Our unique three-hour training looks different for every client: From the moment you commit to working with us, we will develop a custom educational experience to suit the needs of your learners and your institution, whether you’re a small private school in British Columbia or a bank located on Bay Street.

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Returning to Spirit

P: 1-204-889-4579
E: [email protected]

231-614 Des Meurons St
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2H 2P9

https://www.returningtospirit.org/

While reconciliation seems like a vague or unattainable concept, RTS breaks it down into small but impactful steps for everyone and anyone. Our work focuses on learning from the past, gaining the tools to make change in our present and being empowered to create a better future.

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Strong Heart Consultation

Strong Heart Consultation will provide presentations, workshops, and will facilitate respectful access to ceremonial teachings/gatherings to bridge good relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Strong Heart is the name of Grandmother Turtle whose spirit teaches us to welcome all relatives into the teaching lodge and share wisdom with all the people who will then pass the gift of healing to their children and grandchildren. In so doing Strong Heart Consultations is committed to providing a safe, healthy learning environment that is respectful for all who seek to learn and grow towards the spirit of treaty relationships in Canada. We seek to find inner strength and a sense of serenity with the sharing of factual information, traditional teachings and dialogue. Strong heart Consultations welcomes you to this opportunity of learning and hopes to play a role towards self-empowerment and a means to living a good life for all who reside upon Turtle Island and Mother Earth.

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University of Alberta Indigenous Canada

Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores complex experiences Indigenous peoples face today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions. This course is offered through the Coursera website either free or via paid certificate/membership.

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University of Manitoba Community Engaged Learning


E: [email protected]

203 Fitzgerald Building, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 5V6

https://umanitoba.ca/community-engaged-learning/working-in-good-ways

The Working in Good Ways project offers practical strategies that community engaged learning practitioners can apply at different stages of their work with Indigenous communities. We hope you find these resources helpful in your own partnership contexts. Community Engaged Learning also offers Land and Water: Land-based education.

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University of Winnipeg Indigenous Insights

P: 204-789-1460
E: [email protected]

515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2E9

https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/indigenous-insights/

The program educates Canadians and clarifies commonly held misconceptions about the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. It is ideal for educators, public health workers, employees in the public and private sectors, NGOs, faith-based and spiritual organizations, and those seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples. It is an overview of Indigenous Peoples’ history, cultures, and relationship with Canada.

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White Spotted Horse

The first—and most important—step towards understanding the Canadian Indigenous history is to recognize that Indigenous people are strong people. In spite of the severity of the many issues that individuals, families and communities face, Indigenous peoples are demonstrating their resiliency and remergence to equal standing within the Canadian society. Allen Sutherland / Waabiskhi Mazinishin Mishtadim (White Spotted Horse), Anishinaabek member of Skownan First Nation (Treaty 2 Territory) and of the Bizhiw doodem (Lynx Clan). As a member of the Manitoba Aboriginal Community, Allen had the opportunity of working within Indigenous, Federal and Provincial Governments, including grassroots community work for over 25 years. Allen provides facilitation and training under his own company of WHITE SPOTTED HORSE, Inc, where he is a sought-after resources person on the history and cultures of Indigenous Nations of Canada. Allen is a Registered Professional Trainer (RPT), Professional Certified Heritage Interpreter and a Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy.

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Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

P: 403-879-1183

2605-500 4 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta Canada
T2P 2B6

https://ccdi.ca/

Our mission is to help those we work with be inclusive, free of prejudice and discrimination – and to generate the awareness, dialogue and action for people to recognize diversity as an asset and not an obstacle.

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CME & Manitoba Start Partnership

P: 905-672-3466
E: [email protected]

67 Yonge Street Suite 1400
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5E 1J8

https://cme-mec.ca/blog/connection/diversity-and-intercultural-training-program/

The need for diversity and inclusion training is supported by the numbers. Labour and skills shortages are the most pressing challenges facing manufacturers today. More than 85 per cent of manufacturers struggle to fill vacancies. Access to a large, high-quality workforce is critical to manufacturing success. It boosts output, productivity and profitability. It also drives innovation and is vital to taking the fullest advantage of new technologies and production methods. With immigration high on the Provincial government’s agenda, professional, highly talented and skilled newcomers will continue to be an important source for your future staffing initiatives. Manufacturers of all sizes are encouraged to join CME and Manitoba Start for a series of four Diversity and Intercultural Training modules for management and frontline staff to meet workplace needs and support organizations in building cultural competence.

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Diversity Essentials

As more media footage highlight the historical truths of systemic of racism, the harm will continue without immediate and consistent systemic change. We are ALL called to action to interrupt, confront and dismantle system racism. As service providers and organizations this means calling inward, unlearning, re-learning and action. Diversity Essentials is committed to examining all our content and deliveries and to be held accountable by our communities and colleagues otherwise we too are complicit, participate and perpetuate systems of oppression and white supremacy.

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Lead with Diversity

P: 204-471-8771
E: [email protected]

566 Corydon Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3L 0P2

https://leadwithdiversity.com/

Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman. What if our success in an increasingly diverse world is tied to improving our cultural competence? Well…it is.

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Louis Riel School Division – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Services

P: (204) 257-7827
E: Online Contact Form

900 St. Mary’s Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2M 3R3

https://www.lrsd.net/About-Us/DEI-and-Anti-Racism/Pages/default.aspx?mc_cid=30607eda7a&mc_eid=5a4ff8077e

Listening to the voices of our community in an equity-informed manner compels us to act with urgency to hasten work on our Multi-Year Strategic Plan priorities for 2019-2023 that address issues of systemic racism in a proactive, capacity-building, and systematic way.

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Praxis Consulting

P: 204-477-5985
E: [email protected]

481 Brock Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3N 0Z2

https://praxisconsulting.ca/

PRAXIS Consulting provides a full range of services, combining legal knowledge with cross-cultural understanding. We specialize in providing organizations and individuals with affordable and effective dispute resolution, facilitation and training & development services. Priti Shah is a Facilitator, Trainer, Speaker, Coach, Mentor, Consultant, Expert, Mediator, Arbitrator, Lawyer, Workplace Investigator, Strategist and the CEO of PRAXIS Consulting in Winnipeg. Since 1997 PRAXIS clients have had access to a full range of services which focus upon empowering individuals and organizations to problem solve as well and to build inclusive and respectful environments.

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Cando

P: 800-463-9300
E: [email protected]

9635 – 45 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
R6E 5Z8

https://www.edo.ca/

Cando is a national Indigenous organization involved in community economic development. We build capacity which strengthens Indigenous economies by providing programs and services to Economic Development Officers.

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Honouring Indigenous Peoples (HIP)

P: 647-478-8620
E: [email protected]

Suite 110-100 Simcoe St
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5H 3G2

https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/

HIP was co-created with a strong list of stakeholders including Indigenous Elders, Rotarians, Teachers, Education Councillors, Knowledge Keepers and other ethical leaders. As Indigenous and Non-Indigenous partners, we are committed to working together. While we have refined our focus with an emphasis on relationship building, we will continue our education and awareness activities including supporting the next generation of leaders and changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours.

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Mennonite Central Committee Indigenous Neighbours Program

P: 204-925-1911
E: [email protected]

134 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 5K9

https://mcccanada.ca/learn/what/categories/indigenous-neighbours

MCC Canada’s Indigenous Neighbours program strives to build respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people through workshops, online resources, and awareness campaigns.

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National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association

P: 613-688-0894
E: [email protected]

338 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
K2P 0J9

https://nacca.ca/

NACCA offer financial support — including loans, grants & programming guidance — to Indigenous entrepreneurs.

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Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce- Code

P: 204-944-8484
E: [email protected]

100-259 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2A9

https://winnipeg-chamber.com/code/

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce uses its position as a community leader, a member business supporter and a public policy influencer to build a city where industry prosperity and community wellness grow.

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